Kevin D’Souza

Kevin is currently the Vice President of Security, Sustainability & Environment for Centerra Gold. He has worked his entire career in the mining industry having begun as an operational mining engineer in West Africa after graduating from the Royal School of Mines in London, England (Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine). He has over twenty-five years of experience gained from a variety of operational, managerial and leadership roles that range from remote exploration camps, mine construction sites, operational mines and closure sites, to Corporate and Ministerial offices. He has worked directly for, or consulted to, numerous mining companies including many of the industry’s majors such as Barrick Gold, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Kinross and De Beers. Throughout his mining career he has been fortunate to have amassed direct experience in over fifty countries worldwide working with remote communities and indigenous groups. To compliment the private sector work he has also worked extensively on mining related human rights and sustainable development programs for some major NGOs and with International Funding Institutions (IFIs) supporting emerging market governments on macro-level mining policy reform and mining related community development programs (including the World Bank, IFC, EBRD, ILO, USAID and the UK’s DFID). He is also currently a committee member of the new Black North Initiative (BNI) and a mentor on the International Women in Mining (IWiM) mentoring programme.